Investigators with the Big Spring Police Department say the remains of a child were found in a field by a tank manufacturing plant near Wright Avenue and Apron Drive (near the McMahon-Winkle Airport) around 2:30 PM Tuesday. The remains were too decomposed and mummified for investigators to identify them, or even identify the gender.
An F.B.I. Evidence Recovery team arrived in Big Spring Wednesday morning to process the scene and continue the investigation.
The remains will be sent for an autopsy in Tarrant County, and a bone expert will try to further determine where the remains came from.
There is speculation that the remains could be those of Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn. Dunn went missing on December 27, 2010 -- and despite repeated searches in Mitchell and Howard Counties, no sign of her had been recovered.
Dunn was 13-years-old at the time of her disappearance.
While investigators have not identified the body as Dunn's, the Department of Public Safety trooper assigned to the case of her disappearance was called to the scene Tuesday.
Investigators assigned to the Hailey Dunn case were not on scene Wednesday, although Colorado City Police were on hand.
There are some possible ties between Dunn and the site where the remains were found. The mother of Shawn Adkins -- who's Dunn's mother's boyfriend and the only named suspect in the disappearance so far -- lives near the McMahon-Winkle Airport in Big Spring.
Regardless of any possible links, Big Spring Police are not operating under the assumption that the remains belong to Dunn. The F.B.I. was in control of the investigation Wednesday.
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